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United Way’s ‘Success by 6’ seeks to boost literacy

Nearly 17,400 Colorado high school students failed to graduate in 2009 — something that will cost them $4.5 billion in personal income over their lifetimes. The Pikes Peak United Way is trying to strengthen those statistics with a new program it hopes will increase graduation rates among students who are now entering kindergarten. “About one-quarter… Continue Reading United Way’s ‘Success by 6’ seeks to boost literacy

If you can read this, thank your good fortune that you’re not one of the 25 percent of El Paso County third-graders who are reading below their grade level. The Pikes Peak region isn’t doing so well in third-grade reading skills. In El Paso County, 25 percent of public school third-graders are reading below their… Continue Reading Not reading not an option

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